Professional Standards in Medical Ultrasound – EFSUMB Position Paper (Long Version) – General Aspects

Matthias Wüstner (Coresponding Author), Maija Radzina, Fabrizio Calliada, Vito Cantisani, Roald Flesland Havre, Klaus-Vitold Jenderka, Adnan Kabaalioğlu, Milan Kocian, Christian Kollmann, Julian Künzel, Adrian Lim, Giovanni Maconi, Vladimir Mitkov, Alina Popescu, Adrian Saftoiu, Paul S. Sidhu, Christian Jenssen

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This first position paper of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) on professional standards presents a common position across the different medical professions within EFSUMB regarding optimal standards for the performing and reporting of ultrasound examinations by any professional ultrasound operator. It describes general aspects of professionality that ensure procedure quality, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability in virtually all application fields of medical ultrasound. Recommendations are given related to safety and indication of ultrasound examinations, requirements for examination rooms, structured examination, systematic reporting of results, and management, communication and archiving of ultrasound data. The print version of this article is a short version. The long version is published online.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e36-e48
JournalUltraschall in der Medizin
Issue number05
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 2022


  • ultrasound,
  • education
  • training
  • quality assurance
  • imaging

Field of Science*

  • 5.3 Educational sciences
  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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